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    Lions chop and change for visit to Newlands

    2018-05-24 13:03

    Johannesburg - Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made several changes to his match-day squad for Saturday's South African Super Rugby derby against the Stormers at Newlands (17:15 kick-off).

    Up front, prop Jacques van Rooyen and flank Marnus Schoeman return with Kwagga Smith moving from No 6 to No 8.

    In the backline, Aphiwe Dyantyi moves from centre back to wing which sees Harold Vorster return as Rohan Janse van Rensburg’s midfield partner, while Ruan Combrinck returns at right wing.

    Six changes were made to the bench of which the most notable is the inclusion of lock Rhyno Herbst.

    Teams:

    Stormers

    TBA

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Franco Mostert (captain), 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

    Substitutes: 16 Corne Fourie, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Rhyno Herbst, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Madosh Tambwe, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

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    Fixtures

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15

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